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El Patio

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410 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4304
+1 619-422-9745
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, let me say I am not the typical Mexican food lover. I do not like *gasp* beans and rice! But my friends and boyfriend do, and they enjoy coming here. I do like burritos, and man, are they huge. My fav is the chile verde, wet, because I could eat that sauce with a spoon. I always take home... More 

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Thank SoCalBossFan
Chula Vista, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I grew up going here a couple times a year with my parents and now try to take my own kids. Food is always good. Great portions. Usually busy.

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Thank Brande M
San Diego, California
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Just had lunch here. I have actually been here a few times. If you want plain old American style Mexican food then this is your place. It is a classic little dark place with good off street parking and friendly service. The food is fine but they use a lot of cheddar cheese. The chips were good but I thought... More 

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Thank Chris K
Atlanta, Georgia
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220 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I would highly recommend the mixed burrito with cheese sauce! I guarantee you you will not be disappointed! I wish I was back there now instead of back on the east coast.

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Thank Helix88
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134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had an early dinner here tonight and really enjoyed the quick friendly service and found the food to be of top quality Didn't order the flying saucer but will return to order it as it looked great!

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Thank Yvonne W
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Their shredded beef flying saucer is wonderful. They are so large we share "the half of flying saucer" Succulent shredded beef with refried beans ,lettuce,tomatoes, and cheese on a large fried flour tortilla. Warm corn tortilla chips, salsa and carrots and onions accompany all dishes. Service is attentive and they do a lot of business and have many menu items... More 

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Thank Linda O
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This family run place offers huge portions and excellent value for money. The food is super tasty and the customer service excellent: recommended!

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Thank Fabercas
baja
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We always order the carne asada burrito combination, we order it with sauce. This plate is large, we eat lunch and take the rest for dinner. This is my favorite dish.

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Thank vaquero
North Carolina
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Truly authentic restaurant! Staff spoke in Spanish!! The famous burrito was delicious and margarita was good. Very busy so service a bit slow but didn't affect our experience. Was recommended by a friend who lived in the area and so glad we went out of our way to try it!

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Thank jaimelovebug
Chula Vista, California
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154 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Coming from an "amazing in the kitchen" Mexican mom and grandmother, I am a Mexican food snob. I only like certain Mexican restaurants, most of them are in Mexico. In this case, I found this place by chance. A meeting with a friend. Otherwise, I would have just driven by it and never taken a look inside. I have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 619-422-9745

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?